Top 10 Most Expensive Cars in the World

Cars come in many colors, sizes, forms and speeds. But cars also very much vary in their price class. Most cars are produced and sold for and to the average driver to use in his/her everyday life. But then there are also the exclusive luxury cars that are specifically produced for a very selected circle of car enthusiasts. These cars not only looks spectacular but many times also belong to the fastest ones on the market. This has its price though of course. Nothing goes for under a million. The following ranking lists the most expensive cars in the world and of all time by confirmed sales price (prices at auctions are disregarded, as are non-original tuned cars).

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The 10 Most Expensive Cars in the World

(as of April 2020)

1. BUGATTI LA VOITURE NOIRE
Price per car: $19.0 million
2. ROLLS ROYCE SWEPTAIL
Price per car: $12.8 million
3. MAYBACH EXELERO
Price per car: $8.0 million
4. KOENIGSEGG CCXR TREVITA
Price per car: $4.8 million
5. LAMBORGHINI VENENO
Price per car: $4.5 million
6. MCLAREN P1 LM
Price per car: $3.6 million
7. PAGANI HUAYRA ROADSTER BC
Price per car: $3.5 million
8. W MOTORS LYKAN HYPERSPORT
Price per car: $3.4 million
9. BUGATTI CHIRON SPORT
Price per car: $3.3 million
10. ASTON MARTIN VALKYRIE
Price per car: $3.2 million

1. Bugatti La Voiture Noire

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Price per car: $19 million
Production year: 2019
Production country: France

Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire is the most expensive car in the world. The French car company, which is owned by German car giant Volkswagen, is well known for its luxury high-performance sports cars. The Voiture Noire is a special one-off car based on the Bugatti Chiron. It was introduced at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and sold for around $12.5 million. The name of the car literally translates to “The Black Car”. Not the only reason why it resembles the legendary, but so far fictional ‘Batmobile’ car. The Voiture Noire was entirely developed in Bugatti’s headquarters in Molsheim, France.


2. Rolls Royce Sweptail

Price per car: $12.8 million
Production year: 2017
Production country: United Kingdom

The Rollys Royce Sweptail follows as the second most expensive car in history with a selling price of $12.8 million. The Sweptail is a one-off car and was produced in 2017 in the United Kingdom by Rolls Royce Motors, the British luxury car company owned by German car company BMW. The design of the Rolls Royce Sweptail was inspired by the Coachbuilder cars of the 1920s and 1930s.


3. Maybach Exelero

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Price per car: $8 million
Production year: 2004
Production country: Germany

The second most expensive car in the world is the Maybach Exelero. The car was designed on the basis of the Maybach 57. The production of the one-off car went through in 2004 in the form of a collaboration between Maybach’s German parent company Daimler (back then DaimlerChrysler) and Italian concept car manufacturer Stola. The car was introduced in 2005 and then sold for $8 million. The car was mostly designed and made in Daimler’s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany.


4. Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita

Price per car: $4.8 million
Production years: 2006 – 2010
Production country: Sweden

Swedish luxury car manufacturer Koenigsegg produced the third most expensive car in the world. The Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita represents a special limited edition version of the Koenigsegg CCX. The carbon fibers of the Trevita are finished with diamond. Only one of the reasons that make the Trevita so valuable. Production of the car went from 2006 to 2010. The price was at $4.8 million per car. The design and production of the car entirely took place in Koenigsegg’s headquarters in Angelholm in Southern Sweden.


5. Lamborghini Veneno

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Price per car: $4.5 million
Production years: 2013 – 2014
Production country: Italy

Unsurprisingly, a Lamborghini also made into the Top 10 list of most expensive cars in the world. The Lamborghini Veneno was produced in 2013 and 2014, carrying an impressive price tag of $4.5 million per car. The sports car was developed for the 50th birthday of Lamborghini. The Italian company, which is now owned by German car corporation Volkswagen, was founded in 1963 and is the absolutely best known high-performance luxury car manufacturer in the world. The Veneno followed that long tradition in an exceptionally luxurious way. Like most cars of the brand, the Veneno was designed and developed in Lamborghini’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, a small suburb town near Bologna, Italy.

6. McLaren P1 LM

Price per car: $3.6 million
Production year: 2016 – 2017
Production country: United Kingdom

The McLaren P1 LM is not only one of the most expensive cars, but likely also the fastest street-legal car ever produced. The P1 LM is the street-legal successor of the P1 GTR which was developed by McLaren for competitive races only. As such fast, yet street-legal vehicle, the car is worth $3.6 million. The P1 LM was entirely designed and made in the United Kingdom, more specifically in McLaren’s headquarters in the small town of Woking (southwest of London).


7. Pagani Huayra Roadster BC

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Price per car: $3.5 million
Production years: 2019 still in production
Production country: Italy

The Pagani Huayra Roadster BC is the fifth most expensive car in the world. It is a special roadster version of the Pagani Huayra BC which itself belongs to the most expensive cars in the world. But the Huayra Roadster BC comes as a open top car with a more powerful engine. This makes the Roadster version of the Huayra round $700,000 more expensive, amounting to a price tag of $3.5 million per piece. The sports car was introduced in 2019 and production is scheduled to continue until 2021. The production takes place entirely in Pagani’s headquarters in San Cesario sul Panaro, a small town near Modena, Italy.


8. W Motors Lykan HyperSport

Price per car: $3.4 million
Production years: 2013 – 2017
Production country: United Arab Emirates

The W Motors Lykan HyperSport is the only car in the Top 10 ranking of the most expensive cars in history that was made outside of Europe. It is also the first ever luxury car to have been made in the Middle East. The car is worth $3.5 million. The Lykan HyperSport was made by W Motors, a company originally founded in Lebanon, now based in Dubai, UAE. It is therefore no surprise that the car is especially popular among the richest classes in the Emirates. But not only rich people drive the car: The police department of UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi also uses a W Motors Lykan HyperSport as a police car.


9. Bugatti Chiron Sport

Price per car: $3.3 million
Production years: 2018 – still in production
Production country: France

The Bugatti Chiron Sport is the sports version of the Bugatti Chiron (which already belonged to the most expensive cars of all time with a price of around $3 million). The Sport version is practically identical to the standard version, only slightly lighter. This little fact makes the Chiron Sport significantly more expensive though at a price of $3.3 million per car. The Chiron Sport is made in Bugatti’s headquarters in Molsheim, France.


10. Aston Martin Valkyrie

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Price per car: $3.2 million
Production year: 2020
Production country: United Kingdom

The Aston Martin Valkyrie is a very limited hybrid sports car produced in 2019. The car was made by British carmaker Aston Martin in collaboration with Red Bull Racing, the car racing team and design company owned by Austrian energy drink manufacturer Red Bull. The car was built in Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, England.


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